The second test match between India and South Africa seems to be going to end in a draw because of the weather conditions.
There has been no play at all for the last three days because of the consistent rain.
Today, there was hope of some play as there had been no rain overnight and the umpires, after having a look at the ground for 3 or 4 times, had even declared a time of 2 pm for the start of play.
But, just a few minutes after that declaration, the rain decided to play the spoil sport again and although, it wasn’t too heavy, it stayed for almost 3 hours which made sure the outfield would not be in a condition for the players to take ground.
Now, there is only one day left in the game and only a miraculous show from either of the two sides can make the result possible.
Replying to South Africa’s first innings score of 214, the Indian team was in a strong position at 80 for the loss of no wicket when the umpires called the stumps on Saturday evening.
Now, even if the weather permits India to resume their innings tomorrow, it would be highly unlikely that they would be able to take enough first innings lead till tea to back them to bowl South Africa out under that in the last session. It just does not sound realistic.
So, in all probabilities, the game would produce no result and the teams would be making their way to Nagpur with the series still 1-0 in favour of India.